FORTIFIED Home™ standards are consistent throughout the country. Evaluators ensure that a home meets the program requirements no matter where it is built.

FORTIFIED Evaluators are independent, third-party, and certified. They provide critical, mandatory compliance verification services and are the only professionals who can help you earn a FORTIFIED designation for your property.

If you are not working with a FORTIFIED Evaluator, your home or business cannot be verified to meet the FORTIFIED program standards.

FORTIFIED Evaluator Training and Certification Requirements

FORTIFIED Evaluators are certified after completing a comprehensive training course, passing a final exam, and meeting rigorous professional requirements. Only then are they qualified to help assess the condition of single-family, detached dwellings. Learn more about FORTIFIED training and certifications.

What are the Costs? 

  • Evaluation costs are based on the rates an independent Evaluator charges, the size of the home, scope of work, and other factors. Get quotes from several Evaluators before deciding who you’d like to work with.
  • Existing homes will also require a Current Conditions Report (CCR). To create a CCR, your FORTIFIED Evaluator will perform an in-depth review of your home’s current condition and provide details of what steps will need to be taken to meet FORTIFIED standards. Once you have your CCR, it can be used by contractors to develop a scope of work for their bids. CCRs are not required when building a new home.